Crews wrestling five-alarm San Jose fire

Firefighters are working to control a five-alarm fire that has burned two businesses in San Jose this morning, a fire captain said.

Fire crews responded to a report of a structure fire at Commercial Street and Berryessa Road shortly before 7 a.m., San Jose fire Capt. Fernando Munoz said.

UPDATE 7:17 p.m. Five-alarm fire guts two San Jose businesses.

The fire is northeast of U.S. Highway 101 and about a half mile away from The San Jose Flea Market located at 1590 Berryessa Road.

The first fire crew arrived to find the structure fully involved and quickly raised the blaze to two alarms, he said.

The fire was gradually upgraded to five alarms, according to Munoz.

A majority of the blaze was knocked down around 9:30 a.m. but numerous flare-ups have prevented firefighters from entering the one-story building, he said.

Firefighters are battling the fire from outside of the structure that houses an auto shop and an auto upholstery business, the fire captain said.

Two people were inside the building when the blaze started but were able to escape on their own, Munoz said.

An area east of the structure has been evacuated, according to Munoz.

Fire crews will remain at the scene through Sunday morning to put out the blaze and conduct an investigation, he said.

No injuries were reported.

Commercial Street is closed between Oakland Road and Commercial Street as firefighters continue to battle the fire, Munoz said.